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Service Canada - Thunder Bay District

Apprenticeship Grants

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  • Provides the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG), a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year/level, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person, available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in one of the Red Seal trades
  • Provides the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG), a taxable cash grant of $2,000 to registered apprentices who have completed their training to help them become certified journeypersons in designated Red Seal Trades, which include:

    • Agricultural Equipment Technician
    • Appliance Service Technician
    • Auto Body and Collision Technician
    • Automotive Refinishing Technician
    • Automotive Service Technician
    • Baker
    • Boilermaker
    • Bricklayer
    • Cabinetmaker
    • Carpenter
    • Concrete Finisher
    • Construction Craft Worker
    • Construction Electrician
    • Cook
    • Drywall Finisher and Plasterer
    • Floorcovering Installer
    • Gasfitter - Class A
    • Gasfitter - Class B
    • Glazier
    • Hairstylist
    • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
    • Heavy Equipment Operator (Dozer)
    • Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator)
    • Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe)
    • Industrial Electrician
    • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
    • Instrumentation and Control Technician
    • Insulator (Heat and Frost)
    • Ironworker (Generalist)
    • Ironworker (Reinforcing)
    • Ironworker (Structural / Ornamental)
    • Landscape Horticulturist
    • Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)
    • Machinist
    • Metal Fabricator (Fitter)
    • Mobile Crane Operator
    • Motorcycle Technician
    • Oil Heat System Technician
    • Painter and Decorator
    • Parts Technician
    • Plumber
    • Powerline Technician
    • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
    • Roofer
    • Sheet Metal Worker
    • Sprinkler Fitter
    • Steamfitter / Pipefitter
    • Tilesetter
    • Tool and Die Maker
    • Tower Crane Operator
    • Transport Trailer Technician
    • Truck and Transport Mechanic
    • Welder
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a Protected Person
  • Must be registered in or have completed an apprenticeship program in a trade that is designated as a Red Seal trade
    • Eligibility for Level 1 grant: must have been registered as an apprentice for at least 12 months
    • Eligibility for Level 2 grant: must have been registered as an apprentice for at least 24 months
Apprenticeship Completion Grant
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a Protected Person
  • Must not be a high school student
  • must have proof of a completed apprenticeship program as a registered apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade
  • provide proof of journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade
Application Process
  • Apply online
  • Applications, including supporting documents, must be received no later than June 30th of the calendar year following the date the applicant progressed in the apprenticeship program
Toll Free
1-866-742-3644 - Apprenticeship Grants (Mon-Fri 7 am-8 pm)
1-800-622-6232 - 1-800-O-Canada; Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Web Site
Mailing Address
Box 640
Geraldton, ON, P0T 1M0
English, French
Documents Required
Supporting documentation required:
  • Copy of the official Confirmation of Progress for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant Letter issued by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD)
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
August 25, 2023
208 Beamish Ave W
Greenstone, ON, P0T 1M0
Service Canada Geraldton Centre located at Main St and Beamish Ave in Geraldton
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Hours of Operation
0830 to 1600
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0830 to 1600
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Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
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